I fall for reading challenges every year (I also fall for Blocks of the Month quilting projects). Each year starts so fresh and shiny, and I always think I can change (the implication is to be better) and accomplish lofty things. This year, I thought I would be realistic and keep in my own safety zone…no “diversify your reading” challenges for me. I am to embark on a big change in my life this year that will demand a lot of stressful activity; and I think that will be enough.
So I was going to stay with goodreads challenge. Then I came across a couple of blog posts that lists reading challenges well within my areas of reading interest and is totally do-able since I have no intention of doing anything but read in the various genres that come my way by browsing library shelves, reading book reviews, and blogs.
I came across a masterlist of reading challenges at GirlXOXO Almost anything for any interests. So I chose a few (too many, probably) to pursue. They are:
- Audio Books Reading Challenge
- Cloak and Danger Reading Challenge
- Craving for Cozies
- Cruising through the Cozies
- Foodies Challenge
- Library Love Challenge
- Share-a-Tea Reading Challenge (My previous post)
There’s quite a few but they overlap and I’m hopeful. I think that is the wonder and beauty of the New Year: we start with such hope. No matter what, we should work to sustain that spirit of hopefulness. Part of that is forgiveness and compassion. Hope is a renewable resource depending on how well we forgive ourselves our perceived missteps.
May your challenges be voluntary, your mis-steps few, and your self-compassion generate more love and hope.